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September 6, 2022
September 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Manage It’s no secret that your costs have been going up. Supplies, transportation, and especially food are noticeably more expensive right now – even though prices are a bit lower than they were last month. You […]

August 1, 2022
August 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Invest I had three particularly impactful conversations last month: Two in person and one via email. They all followed a similar script: Creative Person: So I looked at my [retirement/investment] account yesterday, and I’ve lost [big […]

July 5, 2022
July 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Measure It is tough out there. Prices for just about everything – gas, supplies, travel, groceries – are up, and they are up enough that even if you aren’t paying attention, you’re probably feeling a bit […]

June 6, 2022
June 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Capture “That’s a lot of work!” Her comment was met with laughter in the room, but she was exactly right: It is a lot of work to develop a comprehensive pricing strategy, especially in the arts. […]

May 2, 2022
May 2022 Message

It is no secret that creative individuals cultivate a variety of revenue streams to support their businesses. In fact, that is the foundation for the portfolio career model, which organizes those revenue streams into broad categories: Starring role, supporting cast roles, and production assistance work.

April 4, 2022
April 2022 Message

Welcome to April, the month when blooms are (finally!) appearing in my yard, my taxes are (finally!) complete, and my calendar is (finally!) opening up a bit. That bit of time is the perfect opportunity to reassess.

March 7, 2022
March 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Reflect Welcome to March, the month where tax hypotheticals become real. By now you have probably received a handful of W-2s and 1099s from last year, and you are probably staring at a long list of […]

February 3, 2022
February 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Gather It’s the start of February, which means your mailboxes are likely overflowing with tax forms from 2021. After all, creative individuals often do independent work for a variety of clients, which means the stack of […]

January 13, 2022
January 2022 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Pause I used to work with an amazing woman who refused to make major life decisions in January or February. She swore that none of us (in the northern hemisphere at least) were thinking clearly, what […]

December 1, 2021
December 2021 Message

This Month’s Money Message: Breathe Take a deep breath. No really. Take a breath. And maybe one more too. You’ve done it. You’ve survived another not-quite-normal-and-actually-sometimes-awful year with stops and starts, growth and setbacks, accomplishments and challenges. In January I […]

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